Pinole's Fire


weed abatement street sign


 program is developed to inform and enforce our current Weed “Hazard” Abatement program by encouraging our residents and property owners to remove weeds/brush and trim trees on their property. Signage around Pinole starts May 1st with May 31st as the Deadline for all property owners/residents to remove weeds & brush and trim trees on their property.

On the Second Saturday in May, May 11th, 2019, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, we will have Fire Department Hazard Abatement DayFREE Green Waste Free Disposal.  Pinole Valley Park

Message From Fire Chief Scott Kouns 

Thank you for visiting the Pinole Fire Department (PFD) website.  As a 30-year veteran of the Fire Service, it is an honor to lead such an esteemed fire department and an extraordinary community of over 18,000 residents, it’s business owners and visitors.  Established in 1903 and celebrating our 115th year in 2018, the Pinole Fire Department is one of the unique fire departments in the United States.

Our Mission:
  To Provide safety and welfare to the public through preservation of life, property, and the environment.

Our Core Values:  Duty, Respect, and Integrity

Today, the Department has 14 authorized sworn firefighting personnel (12 currently), including the Fire chief, with two civilian positions for a total of 16 PFD employees. This results in a minimum of 3 firefighter’s on-duty each day in the City. The proud men and women of the Pinole Fire Department take great pride in delivering a wide variety of services to residents and visitors of Pinole.

Currently, services are delivered through three Divisions within the Pinole Fire Department:

  1. Administrative services provide for overall Department management, to include; budgeting, short, mid and long-term planning, public and inter-agency relations, policy development, citywide emergency management,  support services, and infrastructure management. Additionally, the information services, technical service needs, and fire shop oversight fall within the purview of this division.
  2. Emergency Operations; emergency response in firefighting, EMS, Hazardous Materials, and Rescue. In 2017, our Department responded to more than 2500 calls for service, most of those being emergency incidents, and 66 of those being fires, resulting in a total of over $3 million in fire loss.  All firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment oversight are managed from this division. 
  3. Fire Prevention Division provides fire code enforcement, inspection services; issues fire permits, fire plan checks and helps out with weed abatement and educational outreach program. 

The Pinole Fire Department Administration and Station 73 shares the Public Safety Building with the Police Department.  Tours of the facility are given by appointment.

The priority of the Pinole Fire Department is to keep the Pinole residents and visitors safe but we don't just respond to calls in Pinole.  When needed, we respond to calls in the surrounding Cities, Hercules, Rodeo, San Pablo, Richmond, El Sobrante, Crockett, Briones Park, and occasionally other area's of the County when needed.  Pinole is part of a Battalion 7 agreement, which combines, Hercules, Rodeo, San Pablo, El Sobrante, and Pinole into one Battalion to cover command and control functions.  

Emergency: Call 911

Fax: 510-724-8972



  • Fire Department 
  • 880 Tennent Ave Pinole, CA 94564 
  • Phone: (510) 724-8974 
  • Fax: (510) 724-8972 
  • Email:
  • Department Head's Name: Scott Kouns, Fire Chief